Fellowship for School-based Mental Health

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What is a Fellowship for School-based Mental Health?

Mental health is a strategic, comprehensive workforce pathway designed to recruit, train and place students who desire to advance their careers as licensed, school-based social workers—resulting in culturally responsive, increased access to quality mental health services for youth in urban k-12 settings.


$15,000/year tuition scholarship for MSW Fellows
$8,000 living expense stipend for BSW and MSW
MSW Advanced Standing Application prep and support
LMSW License Test Preparation Course + Exam & Application Fee
Mentorship by faculty, staff, and peers
+ More

Who is Eligible to Apply?

There are currently two entry points for social work students:

  • BSW fellowship includes full-time Coppin State or UMBC juniors, entering fall as the final year

  • MSW fellowship includes full-time 2nd year or advanced standing students enrolled at the University of Maryland, Baltimore 


  • Passion for social justice and racial equity
  • Fellowship Commitment Period: 2 years for BSW students, 1 year for MSW students
  • Sign a service contract to work in a school setting for 2 years post-MSW graduation
  • Attend orientation & pre-service training
  • Field placement in a k-12 school or Expanded School Based Mental Health setting
  • MSW Enrollment in SWL 750 Social Work in Education Settings course
  • Participation in weekly supervision, monthly training, and spring presentations of learning


The application process for the 2024-2025 school year is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2024 for the 2025-2026 application cycle.

 You can learn more about the Fellowship for School-based Mental Health below. 


Contact Us

Temeka Bailey, LCSW-C, LICSW
Director, SWCOS Student Education
The Center for Restorative Change
Clinical Assistant Professor

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?